Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment used to build a perfect smile. Dr. Kenneth Kirk uses a thin porcelain or composite shell to alter the shape of your teeth to be more aesthetically appealing. Dental veneers are the reason so many actors have perfect, dazzling smiles. If you want a better smile, be sure to ask our dentist about them.
There are two general types of veneer: porcelain and resin composite. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Porcelain veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and last for 15-25 years with proper care. Resin can stain and only lasts for 7-10 years. However, if improperly cared for, porcelain can crack under stress, and is considerably more expensive than resin veneers.
To place the veneers on your teeth, our dentist may remove a tiny portion of the surface enamel of your teeth to make space for the veneer. They will then apply a bonding material to secure the veneer in place. Porcelain veneers must be made in a dental lab, so they take 2 or 3 visits to our dentist to ensure proper fit.
Caring for your veneers is remarkably easy. Just care for them the same as you would for your normal teeth. Brush and floss twice a day and avoid grinding your teeth or chewing hard foods like ice and hard nuts with your veneers.
If you’d like to learn more about the dental veneers Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates offers in Spring, Texas, then contact us today!